The Fortunes (MP3 CD)

Staff Pick Badge
The Fortunes Cover Image
By Peter Ho Davies, James Chen (Read by)
Email or call for price.
Currently Unavailable

Staff Reviews



A New York Times Editors' Choice
A Publishers Weekly Best Book of 2016

"Davies writes with a rare emotional resonance and a deft sense of structure; it's hard not to be in awe of the way he's composed this complex, beautiful novel . . . Stunning." --NPR

"Davies is] a master storyteller." --Entertainment Weekly

Sly, funny, intelligent, and artfully structured, The Fortunes recasts American history through the lives of Chinese Americans and reimagines the multigenerational novel through the fractures of immigrant family experience.

Inhabiting four lives--a railroad baron's valet who unwittingly ignites an explosion in Chinese labor, Hollywood's first Chinese movie star, a hate-crime victim whose death mobilizes Asian Americans, and a biracial writer visiting China for an adoption--this novel captures and capsizes over a century of our history, showing that even as family bonds are denied and broken, a community can survive--as much through love as blood.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781531824402
ISBN-10: 1531824404
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Publication Date: September 12th, 2017
Language: English